Valencia Marathon: a record-breaking edition

This is the story of a legendary sports competition that is forever developing and that turns the city of Valencia into the perfect scenery for the runners as well as for their supporters. The 2019 edition is once again breaking new records: 25 000 athletes are expected, thus making this 29th marathon the biggest one that has ever taken place in Spain. The marathon bibs, which were put on sale as soon as the 2018 edition ended, are already sold out, [...]

Spain continues to have one of the worst levels of English in Europe

A new study places the country in 25th spot on a list of 33 European states with respect to its proficiency in the language Spaniards do not have a good level of English. In fact, surveys from the European Union’s statistical office, Eurostat, and a report from the foreign language company, Education First, place Spain close to the bottom of the ladder compared to the rest of Europe when it comes to English proficiency.According to experts, the poor result is explained in [...]

Valencia and Elche are ranking at the top of the property business profitability

As part of the 20 cities that are the most populated in Spain, Elche and Valencia are in pole position with profitability of respectively 5.78% and 5.57%, according to the study published this week by the platform Fotocasa specialized in property business announcements.        These data are based on the price of the properties available for sale and or rental. By the way, these figures are similar in most of the cities of the “provincia  Valenciana” which, therefore, becomes the most [...]

Valencia et Elche: palme d’or de la rentabilité immobilière

Parmi les 20 villes les plus peuplées d’Espagne, Elche et Valencia prennent la pôle position avec un rendement respectivement de 5,78 % et de 5,75 %, selon l’étude que publie cette semaine la plateforme d’annonce immobilière Fotocasa.Les données se basent sur les prix des biens immobiliers proposés à la vente et à la location. Ces chiffres sont d’ailleurs semblables sur la plupart des villes de la Communidad Valenciana qui du coup, devient la région autonome la plus intéressante en termes [...]

L’industrie hôtelière de Valencia poursuit son développement

L’année 2019 sera pour les professionnels du secteur une année placée sous le signe de la croissance avec des chiffres satisfaisants notamment par rapport à l’offre qui s’étend considérablement : en effet, une récente étude place la capitale del Turia comme la destination urbaine ayant le plus progressé sur le plan touristique, leadership partagé avec la ville de Séville. Cet engouement pour Valencia n’est pas nouveau et si l’on pouvait penser que la multiplication des hébergements touristiques de type Airbnb allait limiter le développement du secteur [...]

Expats love Valencia

In recent years many have chosen to live in Valencia, under the Spanish sun. Valencia has witnessed a massive surge of expats: French, Italian, British and North Americans. In the last 15 years, the 3rd largest city of Spain, with regards to population, has transformed itself into a very pleasant place to live… Is Valencia better than Madrid or Barcelona? Definitely, without a doubt! In the past, Barcelona was more desirable but lately, it is being passed over because it [...]

The insolent growth of Valencia’s hotel sector

 The hotel sector in Valencia is in good health and finishes the year with interesting figures:  the various establishments (8 263 rooms in total) have increased their incomes by 10% since the beginning of the year and obtained an average occupation of 80%, according to a recent report by real estate consultant, Cushman & Wakefield. This is explained by the constant influx of tourists, but also by the increase in congress and business tourism. The report reveals that Valencia is in [...]

September job creation in Spain falls to lowest level since 2013

Spain’s labor market is feeling the economic slowdown. According to figures released by the Labor Ministry on Tuesday, job creation in September was up by 3,224 people from August, as measured as the number of new contributors to the Social Security system. But this is the weakest figure for the ninth month of the year since 2013, a time when the country was still in the grip of recession.Registered unemployment rose by 13,907 new claims in September. This is [...]

Beginning of the rice harvest

 The rice harvesting campaign started this week in the spanish rice paddies , Europe's largest producing country with an annual output of around 800,000 tonnes. In terms of production, Spain is just behind Italy and ahead of Greece. It is a very small part of the worlds production but for the regions of Extremadura, Andalusia, Catalonia and Valencia, rice farming is part of both agricultural and gastronomic heritage. Most of the rice milling industries are located in the Valencia region, [...]

Jobs facing ax and millions in losses: How the Thomas Cook collapse affects Spain

The fall of the British travel group poses a major threat to the Spanish tourism industry, especially in the Balearic and Canary IslandsThe collapse of Thomas Cook has left a huge hole in the Spanish tourism industry. The British travel group, which ceased activity on Monday after failing to secure funding, is one of the largest sources of tourists to Spain, bringing around 3.6 million passengers to the country every year.Spanish companies, especially in the Canary and Balearic Islands, [...]